enema during labor (TMI) mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5080 posts
3rd Apr '13

Okay, so this whole topic is a little TMI... lol buuuuuut,

When I gave birth to my second son, I took a big ol' dump in the middle of it :oops: sooooo embarrassing!! Seriously, I saw the look on DH's face and thought "great, this is going to ruin our sex life!" anyway it obviously hasnt. I want to try to avoid doing it again this time around... I plan to use an enema during labor. I have never used one before... I guess they come with directions? lol Anyway, at what time during labor is the best time to do it? Do you do it while sitting on the toilet? My mom said to lay in the bath tub but Im terrified that I would do it, then before I could get to the toilet a contraction would come and there would be a huge mess all over the bathroom..... lol. So gross... Anyway, if you did it, how did it go? also, is there a possibility that I could do the enema and STILL crap while giving birth? Cuz that would suck!

blessed Due May 10; 1 child; Maine 321 posts
3rd Apr '13

i cant really give you any advice on the enema. but it is completly.normal to "poo" while giving birth dr.s see all the time i wouldnt worry about it to much

Purple Pumpkin Tits 2 kids; 8484 posts
4th Apr '13

At least you pooped during birth.

With my first I did during birth and I didn't even know I did it. The nurse cleaned it away so quick that it wasn't even noticed.

With my 2nd, I pooped while the guy was putting in my epidural.....I couldn't help it. The contractions were so bad and I had this horrid urge to push I couldn't hold the pushing sensation back. It was so gross and smelled horrible LOL.....:oops::oops::oops::oops:

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
5th Apr '13

I've never had an enema, but I was petrified to poop during birth and made sure before I let them give me the epidural (induced) I pooped.